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Oct 15, 2015

Oct 15, 2015

News Scan for Oct 15, 2015

Countermeasures for emerging disease
More cuke Salmonella
H5 in Nigeria, Gaza
Invasive mosquitoes
Super-spreading events

Apr 28, 2015

Apr 28, 2015

News Scan for Apr 28, 2015

US flu season review
Antibiotic use in chickens
Shingles vaccine
Early HPV vaccination
Princeton meningitis recap
IOM name change

Dec 12, 2014

Dec 12, 2014

News Scan for Dec 12, 2014

EV-D68 cases rise by 28
Symposium on gain-of-function studies

Jul 02, 2013

Jul 02, 2013

News Scan for Jul 02, 2013

Hepatitis outbreak grows
Haiti cholera source
Polio in Pakistan
Asia-Pacific lab systems
Drugs for resistant TB

Jan 17, 2013

Jan 17, 2013

IOM study finds child vaccine schedule safe

(CIDRAP News) – An Institute of Medicine (IOM) review of the safety of the US childhood vaccine schedule turned up no signs that it is unsafe and found that existing vaccine safety databases are best poised—with a few tweaks—to further explore additional questions, according to a report yesterday.

Dec 17, 2012

Dec 17, 2012

H5N1 researchers question proposed HHS funding framework

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials are in the midst of crafting a framework for funding H5N1 avian influenza gain-of-function studies, and today at a workshop they heard varied feedback from researchers, biosecurity experts, and others.

Aug 17, 2012

Aug 17, 2012

Public health officials respond to critique of BioWatch

In the wake of a newspaper investigation that questioned the value of the federal BioWatch program for detecting dangerous airborne pathogens, some public health officials familiar with the program acknowledge that it's far from perfect, but they say it's not time to scrap it.

Jun 04, 2012

Jun 04, 2012

Report: H1N1 phone triage lines informed, aided patients

(CIDRAP News) – Phone-based flu lines that operated during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic increased public flu knowledge, may have prevented unnecessary 911 calls and visits to health facilities, and eased access to antivirals when appropriate, a recent report found.

May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012

Public weighs in on pandemic antiviral distribution

(CIDRAP News) – The Institute of Medicine (IOM) yesterday shared findings of three public opinion panels on antiviral distribution during a flu pandemic, including a nod for establishing diverse alternative strategies and support for Web and cell-phone information.

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